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INSIDE THIS ISSUE
It’s the season to think
about getting fresh.
BODY REBOOT CAMP
7 products that will have
you short shorts ready.
In our opinion, the best ethereal
collection of the season and we
cannot wait to share Delpozo
SS2017 with you.
GOOD FOR YOU!
Organic and all-natural products
for your face, body, hair and nails.
Get ready for spring with beauty
that treats and nourishes.
Show a little shoulder
ON OUR RADAR
It’s spring and everything
is coming up daisies!
The timeless elegance
of Jackie Kennedy.
Marc Jacobs SS2017.
Around the world, spring is
our favorite season for fashion
watching on the streets, and
these five global fashion
bloggers do not disappoint!
4 . RESORT 2017
2017 ULTIMATE FESTIVAL GUIDE
Quit your job and hit the festival circuit.
Here’s the world’s 9 best festivals, chic
fashion for every location, and of course,
how to pack like a festival veteran.
The unbearable lightness
of being, and owning it.
Fragrances for love and
6 products you need in
your makeup bag.
On the streets of Paris &
Milan for Fashion Week.
STREETS OF NEW YORK
NICHE spent forty eight hours in
Paris, France. Come along and
see the stylish hotel, amazing
food and designer shopping
spots you must see on your
next trip to the City of Light.
EXPERIENCING THE FOUR
SEASONS IN BALI
Come with NICHE on a journey
to another world - a place where
time stands still and Balinese
inspiration is everywhere.
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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF | CREATIVE DIRECTOR
SALES & CIRCULATION DIRECTOR
CREATIVE & EDITORIAL
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Antonaides, Carreiro The Studio, Jennifer
Costanzo, Jane Cross, Elizabeth Dean, Steve
Drake, Tracey Drake, Emily Foley, Alexandra
Forman, Brittany Gray, Eric Himel, Dana
Hutchings, Michele Krusi, Katerina Kvacheva,
Rachel Jones, Lauren Long, Akanksha Redhu,
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Can you smell it is the air? It’s the
scent of hope and opportunity!
Spring does it to me every year. When
fashion weeks around the world come
to a close, trees start to swell with buds
and young grass turns a vibrant shade
of green, I am ready for something
new. Sometimes, it’s a vacation to a
new place. Some years, it’s revamping
my office space or redecorating my
home. Other years, it’s time to shake
up my wardrobe.
first ever organic and natural beauty
feature is inside and the NICHE team
is excited to share it with you!
NICHE Ultimate Festival Guide is
a must read, if you’re even thinking
about hitting the festival circuit. With
insightful reviews from nine of the best
festivals on the planet, an exclusive
fashion shoot, packing guide and this
year’s must have festival accessory, you
might want to read it twice!
Spring 2017 is the perfect time
TO GET FRESH
ONCE AND FOR ALL
What about this year? I promised
you open mindedness and diversity
on our pages this year, and the spring
issue delivers on that promise. Spring
2017 is all about getting fresh. Trying
new products that don’t just look
good - they ARE good. Good for our
bodies, good for our skin, good for our
environment - Good For You! Our
Are you ready to get fresh? Go
ahead! Use this issue as your personal
inspiration to rethink, revamp and
reorganize your fashion, beauty and
travel plans for Spring 2017.
Follow Tracey online for daily
fashion, beauty & lifestyle
inspiration, events & contest
giveaways just for you!
Tracey Drake, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Photography: Alana Kumar for The Bay Centre
Wardrobe: Karl Lagerfeld, Ralph Lauren, Tahari
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Inspired by two artists
interpretations of light, Delpozo’s Creative
Director, Josep Font titled his spring/summer
2017 collection “Luminosity”. With volume
being an integral part of Delpozo’s DNA, Font
put forth a collection combining innovative
technique with the freshness of the season.
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Arguably one of the most beautiful
collections from New York Fashion
Week, Font’s inspiration roots from
contemporary artist Soo Sunny Park
and her installation Unwoven Light
consisting of twisted fragments of
chain-link fence and Plexiglas used
to create a mesmerizing crystalline
space. The collection also streams
vision from Spanish Impressionist
Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida whose
paintings earned him the title
“master of light”.
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Josep Font awakens spring with
his blooming textures and pristine
three-dimensional constructs in
hues of sorbet yellow, sunset orange,
apple green and lilac. Voluminous
feminine silhouettes, sculptural
trousers and sleeves with the soft
structure of a calla lily complement
bows of organza, metallic mesh and
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The collection radiates with a
modernistic fresh take on spring
ambiance. Whimsical architecture
and translucent heels refresh the
runway – welcoming a new season
and illuminating Delpozo’s vision.
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by Tracey Drake
Tis the season to give your body a reboot and
get ready for sunny days ahead. And it’s not
okay for a product to give us a temporary
fix, without addressing the underlying
problem. We need beauty products that
leave us healthy and luminous. These
seven products - some new to the market
and some tried-and-true favorites - are the
lucky seven to get your skin in great shape
for short shorts season.
targets: shape and tone
You really can feel the difference
in firmness! A unique product
that refines and reshapes the
figure, firms and tones skin,
enhances and hydrates as well as
reduces the appearance of cellulite.
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Miraculous Recovery Deep Conditioner
targets: brittle, damaged hair
Trust me - your hair will thank you!
Concentrated restoring & fortifying
mask that treats seriously distressed hair.
Use as a weekly treatment for healthy
hair, but you will see visible results after
just one use.
We all have it - why not do
something about it? Advanced
gel formula, enriched with Q10,
L-Carnitine and Lotus Extract,
works to reduce the look of cellulite
in 3 weeks, improve the feel of skin
firmness in 2 weeks and instantly
leaves skin feeling more energized.
Moisture Therapy Lip Balm
targets: winter ravaged lips
Hands down, my fave lip fix!
Enriched with conditioners,
antioxidants and SPF25, this
emollient lip balm soothes and
relieves dry, chapped, irritated lips.
Never greasy, waxy or sticky.
Smart Profile Cleansing Brush
targets: clogged pores, lackluster skin
I could not live without this! Clarisonic
technology works with skin’s natural
elasticity, oscillating at a sonic frequency
that produces over 300 movements per
second - to effectively loosen dirt and oil,
removing deep-seated impurities from
pores and priming skin to better absorb
targets: dry scalp
It’s like a post-winter spa treatment for
your scalp! Powerful treatment that
gently scrubs away dirt, oil, and flaky
buildup with unique applicator, to
restore moisture and relieve dryness.
One Minute Hand Scrub
targets: hands, feet and nails
Not just for hands - its amazing on
dry feet too! Formulated to reveal
incredibly soft hands in just one
minute! It contains an exfoliating
organic sugar to gently scrub and
eliminate dead skin cells, as well as
shea, sweet almond and grapeseed oils
to soften hands, feet and nourish nails.
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28 PAGES OF FESTIVAL REVIEWS, FASHION & PACKING TIPS
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YOU CAN’T MISS!
BY: JOSIE SALDAT
Have you ever thought about quitting your job and
traveling from country to country, experiencing
the best music festivals on the planet? Pack your
bags - we’ve got the ultimate festival guide for 2017.
Indo, California, USA
April 14-16 & April 21-23
Deep in the Coachella Valley, hundreds of artists
and over 500,000 festival attendees gather over two
consecutive weekends. Infamous for appearances from
high-profile bloggers and celebrities, Coachella has
become style watching stomping grounds with guests
dressing to impress. As the most profitable music
festival in the United States, Coachella always invites
artists that lead ticket sales to sell out within hours!
FESTIVAL FACT: Coachella streams live on YouTube
so if you can’t afford to be there in person, invite your
friends over and throw a Coachella themed party!
NICHE festival style tip: Style crowns have been a
Coachella go-to, but try something new and incorporate
a headscarf or unique hair accessory.
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July 21-23 & July 28-30
Tomorrowland has become one of the largest and
most unique electronic music festivals (EDM) with
an emphasis on free spirit mentality and good vibes
only. Priding themselves upon their art installations,
Tomorrowland welcomes more than a quarter of
a million people to dance and celebrate in their
artistic valley. With 30 stages and over 400 DJs, this
extravagant festival has been a front runner for the
best vibrant and eccentric style.
FESTIVAL FACT: Inside the main stage there is a VIP
restaurant, fronted by a Michelin star chef, boasting
some of the finest cuisine, Each plate of food can cost
$1,000, but some of the proceeds go to charity!
NICHE festival style tip: To complement the vibrant
colors of Tomorrowland, try adding some body shimmer
or sparkle to your festival look.
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This award winning summer music festival held at
the Petrovaradin Fortress in the city of Novi Sad,
originated as a youth movement. Known for their
diverse selection of performers and enthusiastic
crowds of youth, Exit continues to draw in unique
international rock, pop and EDM sensations. With an
incredible historic medieval setting and the positive
energy of Novi Sad the festival has welcomed millions
of people from over 60 countries over the years.
FESTIVAL FACT: Exit festival began in 2000 when a
crowd of students fighting for freedom and democracy
rallied against the Milosevic regime.
NICHE festival style tip: While you are
running around the fortress, from venue to
venue, a great tote bag will come in handy,
with hands-free convenience.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Consistently delivering world-class
lineups, Osheaga is held every summer
outdoors at Parc Jean-Drapeau. The
festival gives emerging artists the
opportunity to play alongside some
of the biggest international bands.
Launched in 2006, Osheaga is situated
in close proximity to Montreal’s
downtown core making it easier to
find accommodations and providing a
FESTIVAL FACT: Osheaga has a
Green stage – a stage powered by wind
and solar power.
NICHE festival style tip: Invest in a
pair of great sunglasses and sunblock as
the sun can be strong, especially in the crowds.
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5ROCK EN SEINE
If rock music is your genre of choice, Rock en Seine is
for you! This three-day rock music festival in Paris is
situated in the Park of “Domaine national de Saint-
Cloud” a garden designed in the 17th century. The
festival offers acts from rock, indie and rap megastars
and since 2003 has grown to be one of the most
anticipated musical events in Europe. Five stages will
continuously host musicians – so with every turn a
new genre of live music will grace your ears.
FESTIVAL FACT: There is a mini Rock Seine festival
on the ground outskirts, with music and workshops
tailored to 6 to 10 year olds.
NICHE festival style tip: Find a comfortable pair of
denim shorts to pair with your various vintage rock
t-shirts over the 3-day festival.
6SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS
Byron Bay, Australia
Australia’s largest winter music festival attracts a new
community into the surf hub of Byron Bay. Mixing
contemporary artists and major headline acts, this
festival has welcomed Coldplay, The Strokes, Kanye
West and more - mixing top charting musicians with
fashion and beauty pop-ups from Kiehl’s, Rimmel
London and Aveda! So the answer is yes, you can get a
FESTIVAL FACT: Splendour in the Grass offers a
stylish escape to the on-going music – a day spa and a
NICHE festival style tip: Since you will be standing
and dancing all day in mud, rain or dust swap your
sandals for a pair of fashionable gumboots. See page 33
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Black Rock Desert, Nevada, USA
August 27-September 4
Festival-goers join forces and co-create “Black
Rock City”, the temporary metropolis created for
the week long festival dedicated to art, connecting
community and radical self-expression. Each year a
new theme is set – 2017 is Radical Ritual. More than
a music festival, Burning Man has become a cultural
movement that digs deep into music, art, and fashion
with an immersive atmosphere offering the experience
of a lifetime.
FESTIVAL FACT: The festival is guided by
ten principles that are encouraged to follow
by festival attendees: radical inclusion, gifting,
decommodification, radical self-reliance, radical
self- expression, communal effort, civic responsibility,
leaving no trace, participation and immediacy.
NICHE festival style tip: Think about multi-purpose
items, the less you bring, the less you have to take home
with you. See page 32 for inspiration.
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Worthy Farm, Somerset, UK
Headliners such as Radiohead, Ed Sheeren and the
Foo Fighters have been confirmed amongst this year’s
line-up and you can always expect top-charting artists
to grace the iconic Glastonbury stages. For festival
attendees, this festival really does have everything. It
is not only the largest greenfield festival, but is also
has distinct socio-geographic regions with a Pyramid
in the center of the grounds. Stretching over 900 acres
in the Vale of Avalon, Glastonbury has steadily grown
in popularity and size over the past four decades since
their opening in 1970.
FESTIVAL FACT: It has been revealed that the
festival will have a drive-in cinema this year.
NICHE festival style tip: Gumboots are a must-have
as Glastonbury has been known for flooded grounds
Pemberton, BC, Canada
Just north of Whistler, is located in the valley
near Mount Currie. Dubbed as “Canada’s biggest
camping and music event”, Pemberton has gained
popularity quickly in the few years it’s been around.
For Instagram fanatics, the mountainous backdrop
creates the perfect “Insta-worthy” festival post. The
festival grounds includes camping for over 40,000
attendees spread over several acres. Powered by topcharting
headliners, crowds include a diverse group of
FESTIVAL FACT: The festival gives back to its
location. The Pemberton Music Festival Community
Fund has given over $100,000 in grants to non-profits
supporting community developments.
NICHE festival style tip: Temperatures in the valley
drop fast! Wrap a light jacket around your waist for
when the sun sets and clear skies bring cool breezes.
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The Hidden Gem of
found at Avaton
Avaton Luxury Villas Resort is a stylish
and contemporary beach front escape
overlooking the sparkling turquoise waters of
Komitsa Bay in Athos Peninsula, Halkidiki,
Avaton consists of an exclusive collection of 16
villas, providing a unique sophisticated lifestyle
experience. Most of the villas include private
pools, leading down to lush Mediterranean
gardens and a pristine beach.
Your personal butler and chef, upon request,
and an exclusive mini bar and wine list add to
the discerning pleasure. Luxurious massage
treatments, private transfer with
helicopter and limousine, and memorable
cruises around Greek islands and along
the breathtaking coastline complete your
ultimate seaside experience.
For more info, please visit: www.avaton.com
things you MUST PACK
for a musical festival
Let’s face it - we always over pack but schlepping
a suitcase across a muddy festival field is no fashion
picnic. Take what you need, and nothing more. Look for
items that do double duty - being stylish and functional.
SIENNA BOOT SOCKS
Cozy cable knit socks that fit nicely
inside your shorty gumboots. Made
with 43% acrylic, 35% nylon, 19%
wool and 2% spandex, these 11.25”
adorable foot warmers will keep your
festival feet warm and dry.
2-IN-1 DRESS & KIMONO
A smart, sexy, boho fashion piece
for your festival wardrobe. This
flowy festival kimono is lightweight
and effortless that can also be worn
buttoned up as a dress! 100% rayon
crepe that will pack really well.
MERMAID DRY SHAMPOO
Organic talc-free dry shampoo is the
perfect solution to lifeless, unwashed
festival hair. This is our fave - it
absorbs oil, adds volume and gives
life to hair, plus it smells amazing.
They also offer a 2 oz. travel size!
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FESTIVAL HAIR STYLE KIT
You need fab festival hair, but you don’t
want to fuss! Goody Simple Styles kits
are your answer for fishtail braids, faux
festival bobs and flower rolls.
EUGENIA KIM NY
“YOU’RE BLOCKING MY
Protect your skin, shade your neck
and shoulders, and make a fun fashion
statement with a wide brimmed hat.
This ivory toyo sun hat has gold sequin
hand-embroidered “You’re blocking my
sun” and ivory grosgrain band.
2-IN-1 FRAGRANCE &
This is an amazing must have product
for festival goers! It truly smells
wonderful AND keeps the bugs
away. Aromaflage Wild has notes of
cardamom, cedarwood, and spruce.
Free of deet or parabens, the 10ml
atomizer size is TSA friendly.
MATT & NAT
A stylish backpack is
a festival necessity -
especially for those endless
hours waiting in line.
Choose one that is sleek,
cute and multipurpose.
From the Dwell Collection,
this eco-friendly backpack
securely stores a 13”
laptop or tablet, and has a
Shown in Azure Blue.
CONQUER LED HEADLAMP
It might not be top of mind when you
are packing, but in the dark of festival
night, you will be so glad you have
a hands-free LED headlamp! This
has Kinesix no touch control and 5
settings. Think of it as your nighttime
festival flower halo!
ROSEY RAIN BOOTS
Stylish festival footwear to keep your
feet warm and dry. Made with 2 layers
of natural rubber and 4mm neoprene
lining, these are the only boots you
need to pack. Shown in Mustard
EXPRESS CLEANSING &
Trust us - you need these! A quick
and easy way to remove makeup
and get your face really clean.
Sephora wipes cleanse, remove
makeup, and purify in a single
step, without dryness or tightness.
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As part of our 2017 ultimate festival
guide, the exclusive shoot for this
issue of NICHE shares our unique
looks for festival goers. Check out
50+ photos and on location video at
Steve Drake @NICHEmagazine
Josie Saldat @NICHEmagazine
Dahlia Aldana @dahliaaldana
Alexandra Forman @forminate
Rachel Jones | Carreiro The Studio
Helly Hanson | Hudson’s Bay
Pandora Jewelry | Tofino Towel Co.
Zaleska Jewelry | Cuyana
Amelia Lee Boutique | Jackson Rowe
Traci Lynn Jewelry | Live Free Baby
Native Boots | Hunter Boots
On the clothesline: Jimmy boots in
Jiffy black, Native Shoes. Echo New
York paisley colorful scarf, Hudson’s
Bay. Buffalo David Bitton Kalypso
shirt in denim, Hudson’s Bay.
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Gypsy jacket in denim, Jackson
Rowe. Royal green Crystal May
Droplet silver ring, Pandora
Jewelry. Moss and Stone clay stud
earrings, Amelia Lee Boutique.
Reveal silver statement fashion
ring, Traci Lynn Jewelry.
Gypsy Jacket in denim, Jackson
Rowe. Monogrammed black
canvas and leather weekender bag,
Cuyana. The Arrow printed towel,
Tofino Towel Company.
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Gypsy Jacket in denim, Jackson Rowe.
Monogrammed black canvas and
leather weekender bag, Cuyana. The
Arrow printed towel, Tofino Towel
Company. Demi-cut Karoline boots,
BB Dakota Black Barton fringe skirt, Amelia
Lee Boutique. Royal Green Crystal May
Droplet ring, Pandora Jewelry. Reveal silver
statement fashion ring, Traci Lynn Jewelry.
Live Free Baby black and white striped tent,
Amelia Lee Boutique. The Long Beach Vol 2
printed towel, Tofino Towel Company. The
Wickaninnish printed towel, Tofino Towel
Gypsy Jacket in denim, Jackson Rowe. Thalia
dress, Helly Hansen. Classic wool socks, Anián.
Demi-cut Karoline boots, Helly Hansen.
Reveal silver statement fashion ring, Traci Lynn
Jewelry. Royal Green Crystal May Droplet
ring, Pandora Jewelry. Moss and Stone clay
stud earrings, Amelia Lee Boutique. Live Free
Baby black and white striped tent, Amelia Lee
Boutique. The Long Beach Vol 2 printed towel,
Tofino Towel Company. Wickaninnish printed
towel, Tofino Towel Company. Lint and
Honey throw pillow in mint scale, Amelia Lee
Boutique. Indaba diamond motif pillow in gold,
Amelia Lee Boutique.
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Striped Naiad jacket, Helly
Hansen. Crystal accent necklaces,
Zaleska. Demi-cut Karoline
boots, Helly Hansen. The Long
Beach Vol 2 printed towel, The
Wickaninnish printed towel,
Tofino Towel Company.
Striped Naiad jacket, Helly
Hansen. Nine West yellow stud
earrings, Hudson’s Bay. Brave Jin
Bucket backpack in Black Cervo,
Amelia Lee Boutique. Vintage
wool hat, stylists own.
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Design Lab Lord & Taylor floral
dress, Hudson’s Bay. Highline
mint bomber jacket, Hudson’s Bay.
Layered crystal necklaces, Zaleska
Jewelry. Lauren by Ralph Lauren
Mikenna boot in red, Hudson’s
Bay. Limbo silver statement
fashion ring, Traci Lynn Jewelry.
Vintage wool hat, stylist’s own.
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Wawaha angel wing kimono, Amelia
Lee Boutique. Chaser I Heart Rock n’
Roll shirt, Amelia Lee Boutique. Nine
West yellow stud earrings, Hudson’s
Bay. Vintage Levi’s denim shorts,
stylist’s own. Crystal layered necklaces,
Design Lab Lord & Taylor floral dress,
Hudson’s Bay. Highline mint bomber
jacket, Hudson’s Bay. Layered crystal
necklaces, Zaleska Jewelry.
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Dress Forum black top, Amelia
Lee Boutique. Free People black
button up skirt, Hudson’s Bay.
Lucky Brand hoop earrings,
Hudson’s Bay. Lucky Brand
layered bracelets, Hudson’s Bay.
Crystal layered necklaces, Zaleska
Jewelry. Kimono, vintage. Royal
Green Crystal May Droplet ring,
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BE A SPECTACLE AT THE FESTIVAL.
For Spring 2017, designers are giving us exactly what
we’ve been craving – chic specs in an array of styles.
From colorful Céline lenses, embellished Fendi frames
and quirky Jeremy Scott asymmetrical shades, statement
glasses are all the rage for festival season. These are our
favorite looks from Spring 2017 runways including
readers, frames and sunglasses that work with you to
achieve a fresh and effortless festival look.
Opposite - Alice +Olivia. Above (left to right) - Top: Prada, Fendi, Acme Studios. Middle: Jeremy Scott, Celine. Bottom: Thom Browne, Anya Hindmarch
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as Mother Nature intended
GOOD FOR YOU!
52 . SPRING 2017
Spring - a time for new beginnings.
The perfect season to take an
honest and fresh look at old
routines. You likely have a
vanity table covered in skin
care products and a makeup bag
filled with cosmetics. Inspect
each one carefully and decide
what needs to go, what works for
your skin and most importantly,
what is good for your body.
NICHE has been busy sleuthing
all winter, finding and testing
products that are organic or
contain natural ingredients. We
were honestly surprised at how
many quality natural beauty
products are out there and you
will be too. We cannot wait to
share them with you. Go on...
turn the page already!
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as Mother Nature intended
Lemon Grass Cleanser
Olive and sunflower oils gently remove
impurities from skin while organic and
biodynamic herbal ingredients help
calm and soothe. This hypoallergenic
cream cleanser is perfect for sensitive or
GOOD FOR YOU!
Lash & Brow
Its proprietary formula has
a three-part-effect on the
appearance of lashes and brows,
helping them grow longer,
thicker and fuller by keeping
hair follicles in a prolonged
growth stage, locking in keratin,
moisture and key nutrients
and protecting hair from
Under Eye Revive
A decongesting, concentrated eye
balm that targets the delicate undereye
area to minimize puffiness and
minimize the appearance of dark
circles. This deeply moisturizing
formula has been scientifically
developed to maintain results over
Ultraluscent Setting Powder
Enriched with antiinflammatory
agents, this oilfree,
ultra-fine, loose setting
powder provides a natural
matte finish that keeps makeup
in place all day.
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Sleep Tight Firming Night Balm
A renewing night treatment in a
lightweight balm that transforms
into a gentle oil-gel that reinforces
the skin’s natural moisture content,
firms, tones, and reduces the
appearance of fine lines.
SAPPHO NEW PARADIGM
Wow! It’s vegan. It’s organic. It’s
amazing. Creates volume on my
little lashes and lasts, but also comes
off gently. Non smudging, with an
added bonus of antioxidants, and you
get high-powered eyes all day!
Dreamy, gorgeous colors
inspired by mermaids, pink
sunsets and what the ocean
looks like when hit by sun
rays. Colored from 100%
natural, antioxidant and
vitamin packed fruit and
Love is Louder
Lip + Cheek Pencil
multitasking pencil in
support of the Love
is Louder project that
coverage and ultra-creamy,
soft color for cheeks and
lips. An ultra-creamy lip
color, lip liner, lip balm,
and cheek color pencil in
the Kiss and Love shades.
is a business woman, writer, TV media
personality and self-professed glamazon
who found out the hard way what happens
when you are not intentional about what you
put on your skin. Watch for Dana’s column
premiering in NICHE Summer 2017, and
read her Journey to Natural Skin Care and
Cosmetics at www.NICHE.style
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as Mother Nature intended
I love this! I use this oil for
everything from removing my
makeup to hydrating my skin.
The smell is calming. The oil is
not greasy, it absorbs quickly and
works on all skin types.
Organic Restorative Body Butter
A rich, restorative body butter
that sinks into skin effortlessly
with aromas of arnica, witch hazel,
nettle and bilberry to tone and
restore. This super-concentrated
formula is a glorious pampering
treatment for the whole body.
Detox Blue Clay + Eucalyptus
Formulated to detoxify your body
and clear your mind using a blend of
lavender and eucalyptus essential oils
and Cambrian Blue clay.
Relax All Over Body Balm
A treat for your body with Rose
Geranium, Mandarin, Lavender &
Ylang Ylang essential oils to release
tension & troubles. Suitable for
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Stone Crop Gel Wash
For those with even the
most sensitive skin, Stone
Crop Gel Wash washes
away impurities without
drying out the skin. The
oil-free extracts help
even skin tone to leave a
Coconut Crush Scrub
A coconut oil-infused brown
sugar scrub that polishes,
exfoliates, and hydrates dry
skin for a gorgeous glow.
Skin is polished, restored, and
radiant with a sweet, milky
coconut scent to transport you
to the tropics.
GOOD FOR YOU!
Green Apple Body Duo
Exclusive organic body duo
includes mousse hand and
body cleanser and firming body
moisturizer - a combination rich
in Vitamin C and firming peptides.
Works to clean and brighten skin,
improve even skin ton and reveal a
glowing, youthful complexion.
Deo Pure Natural Protect Roll-On
Formulated with naturally sourced
ingredients, this odor fighter is
paraben free, aluminum free and
certified by ECOCERT. Enriched
with aloe vera it helps protect and
soothe delicate underarm skin.
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as Mother Nature intended
Lustrous Hair Shampoo
A wonderful all natural
shampoo with a formula gentle
enough for color treated hair.
With Omega-9 rich rahua
oil and exotic extracts, this
shampoo is made from the most
potent exclusive plant derived
ingredients sustainably sourced
from the Amazon rain forest.
JOHN MASTERS ORGANICS
Bourbon Vanilla & Tangerine
Made with nine certified organic oils,
this extra-strength hair texturizer is
perfect for shaping hair into any desired
style, from the “bed-head” look to
smooth and silky. Gluten-free.
GOOD FOR YOU!
Locks in nourishment, treats brittle
hair and repairs elasticity with a
medley of organic peppermint
essential oil, babassu oil, aloe,
arginine and vitamin E.
Hair Sea Spray
All natural hair styling spray that
provides soft, tousled beach wavy
hair! Enriched with sea salt, aloe,
seaweed, algae, orange blossom
flower and coconut extract.
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as Mother Nature intended
NEEM NAIL & CUTICLE PEN
A travel and purse friendly solution
for dry, damaged cuticles. Nurturing
oils penetrate the nail to strengthen
and fortify while softening cuticles.
Pen includes three tips and beveled
cap to push back cuticles!
Organic Nail Polish Remover
Why subject your nails to harsh
chemicals when this organic nail
polisher remover does the trick
naturally? Made with soybean oil
and tea tree oil.
Vegan Nail Polish
We had to include a nail polish
in this feature, and although
we have yet to find a great allnatural
polish, this one is pretty
good! SpaRitual nail lacquers are
vegan and free of DBP, toluene,
camphor, formaldehyde and
formaldehyde resin. Shown in
Airhead - Pink Creme.
Exposure to sunlight, detergents and
pollutants means hands are usually the first
to show the signs of aging. With rose and
frankincense, this is an amazing 99% organic
product for your hard working hands, nails
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is a widely known celebrity stylist,
fashion and media personality. Himel
attended Parson’s School
of Design and trained under Project
Runway’s Tim Gunn, then moved to
Los Angeles and began his styling
career, expanding his business across
North America. Himel’s roster of
celebrity clientele has included Jenny
McCarthy, Giuliana Rancic, Pete
Wentz, and Gabby Douglas. He’s
best known for his signature Closet
Purge and now leverages the online
landscape, offering Virtual Styling
Sessions - erichimel.com
The world isn’t feeling easy-breezy
right now, n’est pas? So we are
forced to create our own breeziness.
Luckily for us, there is a plethora
of spring options that will take the
weight off of your shoulders. Just
tap your shoes together three times.
UNDER THE BIG TOP
Flowy airy tops can scream spring
break in Mexico. Opt for longer
silhouettes in un-candy colored
hues for a more sophisticated look
and look for special details like
billowing sleeves and asymmetrical
Oscar de la Renta
DRESS THE PART
Light and airy doesn’t have to mean
all bright colors and butterflies.
The juxtaposition of dark yet fresh
reminds us that lightness always
lurks in the shadows.
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YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD
Lightweight pants require a slightly
more structured top to balance
each other out. The unstructured
nature of them demands a flat shoe
to avoid that ‘pajama bottoms with
heels’ look. And keep them classy -
tramp strap not required.
COME OUT SWINGING
In springtime, coats become more of
an accessory and less of a necessity.
Worn open to (happily) showcase
what little delights lurk beneath,
they are the punctuation of an outfit
and the lighter the coat, the more
ERIC’S STYLE TIPS
Sheer and white fabrics still require the right
undergarments, sometimes even more so. Check the
mirror before you jaunt.
Invest in a good steamer, wrinkles in flowy materials
come out in a jiffy!
‘Light’ and ‘airy’ doesn’t always have to mean pastel
colors. Try darker hues in the spring as well!
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& SPRING ROMANCE.
I was so smitten with fashion
designer Tory Burch’s inspiration
for her new fragrance (quote
below), that I went in search of five
more new scents that are perfect
for spring romance - whether you
are falling in love this season or
simply loving yourself.
by Emily Foley
“If I told you that I loved you, would you hold it against me?”
My father wrote this note to my mother, which he ran in the
newspaper and signed ‘Love, Relentless’. My parents were
the most romantic couple I have ever known. This fragrance
is inspired by their love story.
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Eau de Parfum Limited Edition
Discover the magic of an eyecatching
bright collectible refillable
star. A unique MUGLER invention.
The ultimate secret of absolute
seduction with notes of bergamot,
red berries, vanilla and patchouli.
Eau Sensuelle de Parfum Spray
The emblematic lock flacon is
adorned with a hand-tied ribbon,
in a sensual Blush Pink shade. A
love story is wrapped in colorful
insouciance with notes of orange
blossom, passion flower and musks.
WALK ON AIR
Eau de Parfum Spray
A unique imprint of nature which
celebrates graceful confidence with
a fragrant invitation to seize the day
with notes of Linden blossom, fern,
neroli, lily of the valley, bergamot
and white iris.
VIKTOR & ROLF
Eau de Parfum Spray
From the makers of Flowerbomb,
Bonbon evokes a timeless sensation
for the woman who wears it -
creating her own personal story
with notes of caramel, mandarin
and orange blossom.
Eau de Parfum Spray
A fragrance that captures the
euphoric feeling of falling in love,
this irresistible scent is like a love
letter encased in a jewel-shaped
bottle with notes of pink pepper,
orris and sandalwood.
LA PETITE ROBE NOIRE
Eau Fraîche de Parfum Spray
A sparkling, joyful and exhilarating
fragrance that is caressed by the
sensuality of apricot, dazzled by
sun-kissed hints of pistachio, and
enveloped in notes of white musk
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You probably remember when,
in an episode of Sex and the City,
Carrie Bradshaw said that “every
year, the women of New York leave
the past behind and look forward to
the future. This is known as Fashion
Week.” As NICHE celebrates Spring
2017 and fashion weeks around
the world (check out our Paris and
Milan street styles feature on page
68), we take a fun look at spring
fashion on NYC streets, through
the lens of innovative fashion
photographer, Anastasia Fursova.
Anastasia Fursova @anastasiafursova
Katerina Kvacheva @katerina_kvacheva
Valeria V | AL Models NY @almodelsny
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“There is something in
the New York air that
makes sleep useless.”
- SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR
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Spring is here and it gives a lot of us fresh face fever! There is nothing better than seeing the leaves
on the trees growing, temperatures rising and the sun shining! With a fresh new season upon us,
now is the time to look at your beauty bag and stock up on some spring favorites. To save you the
effort, I’ve listed my absolute must-haves for this time of year.
1 2 3
Dry Texture Spray
Every girl wants that effortless,
beachy, tousled hair. One of
my hair must-haves of the
season is texturizing spray and I
recommend Moroccan Oil Dry
Texture Spray. Dry hair naturally,
add some wand waves, flip
your head over and spray with
texturizing spray. Shake, tease as
required and you’re good to go!
Prep + Prime Face Oil
A lot of women tend to forget
that even though you are
applying makeup, you should
nourish your skin at the same
time. I am loving this MAC
essential oil right now. Apply this
product prior to your foundation
or add a few drops directly to
your foundation for a truly
hydrated and healthy glow.
ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS
Most brow fans have already
purchased Anastasia’s Brow
Wiz to fill in their brows. Now,
Anastasia has launched an eye
pencil, Brow Definer, that is
triangular and covers more
surface area. Apply softly to your
brow area and let the angle of the
pencil lead in creating dimension
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BRITTANY GRAY is a
beauty expert, entrepreneur and
nationally recognized actress and
television personality. She is the
founder of Fancy Face Inc., one of
Canada’s top luxury mobile beauty
companies, specializing in hair and
makeup services for weddings,
special events, entertainment
industry functions, and celebrity
glamour. Online at fancyface.ca
4 5 6
Bronzer Brush 05
Spring cleaning means taking
a good look at our makeup
brushes! Old brushes won’t
deliver a flawless makeup look.
I love Tom Ford’s 05 brush.
It’s a big, soft and luxuriously
fluffy bronzer brush, perfect for
bronzer or setting powder. This
brush covers a wide surface area
and is worth every penny.
Sheer Illuminating Fluid
Winter and pasty skin are gone
and it’s a good time to invest in a
highlighter to bring the life back
to your face. Add a few drops to
your moisturizer, mix together
and apply. In minutes, you will
look dewy, glowing, fresh and
no one will be the wiser. Try
Chanel’s Sheer Illuminating Fluid
Wave goodbye to mauve and
taupe lip shades and say hello to
soft peachy pink tones that flatter
most skin tones. A cheap and
cheerful brand that is making
waves in the beauty scene is
NYX. Excellent price point,
effective and well performing
products. NYX Butter Lipstick in
Hubba Bubba is one of my faves!
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This season we turn our attention
to the model citizens on the streets
of two of the most beloved fashion
weeks – Paris and Milan. SS2017
shows attracted high-profile
industry insiders, taking to the
European streets in their very best.
An inspiring whirlwind of unique
street styles were snapped by
crowds of photographers outside of
runway show venues. Join us as we
take a look at some of our favorite
looks from the sidewalks of spring/
summer 2017 fashion shows.
FASHION WEEK EDITION
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STREET STYLE | PARIS FASHION WEEK SS2017
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Home to Chanel, Dior, Givenchy
and other iconic Parisian fashion
houses, Paris Fashion Week has
gained a luxury reputation on
the runway and on the streets.
Delivering some of the best outfit
inspiration from the world’s most
stylish. With elite appearances,
Paris Fashion Week is undoubtedly
the height of fashion month with
chic show-goers tapping into the
opportunity to set themselves apart.
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One of the global “big four” fashion
weeks, Milan is home to runway
shows from Prada, Gucci, Fendi,
Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Cavalli
and more. Turning the city into a
fashion frenzy hub, Milan shows
more than 40 shows bi-annually
and attracts worldwide attendees
ready to be photographed on the
streets of the Italian fashion capital.
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STREET STYLE | MILAN FASHION WEEK SS2017
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by Jennifer Costanzo
Fashion’s obsession with shoulders
could be seen all over the Spring/
Summer 2017 runway shows. Many
designers looked to the Eighties
when dreaming of spring shows, with
heavily embellished looks through
ruching, puffy sleeves, singleshoulder
dresses and body-tight
pants. There was a heavy emphasis
placed on the shoulder, whether it
was heavily padded to create boxy
shaped tops, jackets or dresses, seen
at Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton and
Chanel. Or rather the one-shoulder
trend, where numerous designers
juxtaposed an exposed shoulder
with a fully covered arm; shoulders
were the stars of Spring 2017.
If you thought the cold-shoulder
trend was in the past, you could not
have been more wrong. It is back
and bigger than ever this season. The
off-the-shoulder trend is still here,
however, it has changed slightly.
This style of one exposed shoulder
can be for everyone. Whether you
are on the modest side or prefer
something sportier, there is a oneshoulder
trend for you. This trend
is not replacing the cold-shoulder
trend completely; which was still
seen on the Spring 2017 runways,
but rather it is an evolution of the
aesthetic. The deconstructed shirting
trend is the more professional style
that came out of the one shoulder
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SHOW A LITTLE
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trend. This style was seen at Victoria
Beckham where she mismatched the
buttons of a typical button up shirt
causing one shoulder to be exposed.
Another variation on the style can be
seen at Rochas where single sleeve
pieces were predominant. This style
is both strong but also romantic,
leaving one arm fully exposed while
the other is completely covered.
This trend is fun and flirty, with
inspiration taken from the Eighties
and movies like Flashdance. This
style may not be for everyone, and
if it isn’t for you, go back to the off
the shoulder trend, which was seen
at Proenza Schouler and Diane
Von Furstenburg, mixed with other
Spring/Summer 2017 trends. The
décolletage of a woman is gorgeous
and when you add the shoulders into
the mix it only gets better and sexier.
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FASHION BLOGGERS AROUND THE WORLD
FEATURED STYLE BLOGGER
Skirt: Top Shop
Sunglasses: Marc Jacob
“I think logo print tees are going to
be a big thing this coming spring/
summer seasons. They’re just cool
but at the same time very practical,
comfortable and easy to style in
many different ways.”
Photographer: Joy Oelen
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Santa Catarina, Brazil
New York, USA
FLÁVIA DESGRANGES VAN DER LINDEN
Dress: Manhattan by Kellen
Shoes: Manhattan by Kellen
Bag: Manhattan by Kellen
Sunglasses: Manhattan by Kellen
Bag: Camelia Roma
Shoes: St Secret
“When buying spring pieces recognize your
own style and realize that a particular
piece has a long life and is consistent with
who you are.”
Photographer: Thiago Marcelino de Aguiar
“Spring is definitely in the air...
Time to bring fashion and color back to life.
Be bold- wear something special wherever
you go. Life is too short to blend in”.
Photographer: Marta McAdams
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New Delhi, India
Dress: Global Desi
Shirt: Pepe Jeans
Bag and Sunglasses: Dior
“Cheerful patterns and colors mixed with
a statement accessory is the perfect way to
break away from winter neutrals.”
Photographer: Naina Redhu
Top: Forever 21
Sunglasses: Galeone Deeply Italian
Belt and Bag: Tie-Ups
Watch: Capri Time
“Stand out or get lost in the crowd.”
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by Jennifer Costanzo
Get excited because the it color for spring is fun,
cheery and lovable, which is something the world
needs right now. The color of the season is yellow!
Not sure if you can pull the shade off? Think again!
This season there is a yellow for everyone. Seen
on runways across New York, London, Milan and
Paris, yellow is popping up everywhere. This color
will indeed make an impact on your wardrobe,
right now and through spring/summer 2017.
The color trend forecaster, Pantone, has deemed
‘Primrose Yellow’ one of the trending colors for
spring 2017. This color sparkles with heat and
vitality, inviting us into its warmth. This joyful shade
takes us to a destination marked by enthusiasm,
good cheer and sunny days. Even if we are not used
to this color, take a moment to think of how the
color can change an outfit.
Seen at Delpozo, Jason Wu, Erin Fetherston,
Creatures of Comfort and Kate Spade, yellow
infused the fashion shows through an optimistic
fashion trend. The unexpected color dominated
the runway season. However, it was not only
seen on the catwalk, but also on the red carpet.
Viola Davis and Natalie Portman wore yellow
successfully at the Golden Globes, embracing this
pop of color through romantic silhouettes.
No matter where you stand with the color yellow,
incorporate the shade into your spring and summer
wardrobes. This color is invigorating and uplifting,
and the different shades of yellow are bound to
warm our hearts. As we leave the season of dark
hues and gloomy skies, look forward to something
sunny and joyful, through the it color this season.
You will look spring appropriate in this color,
whether you choose a warm mustard tone, a zingy
lemon or a bold chartreuse. How will you add this
fun and cheerful shade to your wardrobe?
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MAKE UP FOR EVER
Star powder in yellow gold
Faye dusty yellow handbag
Petite Albion Ring
Drama liqui-pencil for eyes in soleil
Daisy Dreams statement ring
wearing Michael Kors at
2017 Golden Globe Awards
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when was the last time you saw
something for the first time?
by Tracey Drake
Traveling to Bali has been a dream
of mine - to spend time enveloped
by its ancient culture, incredibly
friendly people and awe inspiring
landscapes. Getting to Bali was a
big part of the fun. Flying from
Hong Kong, I had heard about
some of the regional airlines with
cramped cabins, questionable
cuisine and frequent delays. So, I
chose to travel with Cathay Pacific
Airlines, from Hong Kong to
Denpasar, Bali and it was a lovely
flight. The cabin was spacious and
clean, the food was regional and
delicious and the five-hour flight
literally flew by!
Arriving at the Ngurah Rai
International Airport in Denpasar,
Bali was an assault on the senses -
the arrivals terminal is open-air so
the heat hits you instantly. It can
be quite loud coming through the
gate. There are throngs of people
everywhere you look - some waiting
for travelers; many trying to sell
you transportation or tickets to a
local attraction. Emerging from
the crowd was a smiling Balinese
man dressed in crisp white linen.
He introduced himself as my
driver, and would escort me to the
Four Seasons Bali at Jimbaran Bay,
FOUR SEASONS IN BALI
He deftly gathered my luggage,
and whisked me away into a cool
car. I was grateful to have a driver
navigating the frenetic streets of
Denpasar. It was early evening
and the city was pulsing with
daily life. The streets were filled
with motor scooters - literally
thousands of them! It seemed to
be the smartest way to navigate
the traffic. Despite the congestion,
I found the authenticity of the
region to be amazing. Families
were settled in restaurants and
along the side of the road by food
vendors, enjoying an evening
meal. The colors of Denpasar
and the melding of ancient ways
and modern technologies is truly
fascinating, and something every
traveler should experience.
About twenty five minutes
later, and just barely outside of
Denpasar, we arrived at the shores
of absolute paradise.
Four Seasons Resort Bali at
Jimbaran Bay doesn’t feel like a
hotel - not even remotely. It feels
like you are staying in a traditional
Balinese village. The welcome
area is filled with interesting and
tasteful Balinese furniture and
overlooks the 35-acre oceanfront
property. There is no “main”
building - just luxurious villas and
several authentic style compound
areas that offer dining, spa,
boutique and poolside services.
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THE FINER POINTS
• Air Travel: Getting to the island of Bali, Indonesia is very accessible
from most cities. Choose a reputable airline with Asian expertise,
like Cathay Pacific to ensure a pleasant and uneventful journey.
Also, they offer beautiful limited edition amenity kits. I now travel
everywhere with mine - it holds my passport and boarding passes!
• Fashion: No matter what time of the year you visit Bali, be prepared
for hot and humid weather. Take light clothing in natural fabrics
and light colors (dark colors shows perspiration). Better yet, leave
lots of empty space in your suitcase and purchase clothing in
Bali. Beautiful dresses, beach pants, cover-ups and rompers are
available everywhere and they are very affordable.
• Beauty: With high humidity, unless you have amazing natural curly
hair - ponytails, chic buns and sun hats are in order here. Also
remember to include moisturiser with a high SPF in your daily
routine and to apply sunblock to your skin throughout the day. Don’t
forget about your lips, back of the neck and tops of the feet!
on Instagram & Twitter
or search hashtag #TheTravellingEditor
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Each of the 147 villas sit on a
hillside that rolls gently to the
waters edge. Villa viewpoints
explode with lush greenery,
regional flowers, white beaches
and blue waters. The property pays
respect to island culture; the staff
eager to share their music, cuisine,
and harmonious way of life.
Our thatched roof villa was tucked
away behind a private stone-walled
courtyard. It featured 3,200 square
feet of indoor/outdoor space
that included a very large living
building with four poster bed,
and massive spa-like bathroom.
Outside, there was a second open
air living space, peaceful gardens,
a sun deck and a private infinity
pool that overlooked the ocean.
The hotel offers many activities
for its guests and I personally
recommend the Balinese dance
performance and taking a cooking
class at the on-site Jimbaran Bay
Cooking Academy. Also available
are catamaran sailing, helisurfing,
art workshops and daily
yoga classes including anti-gravity
aerial yoga with soothing views.
If you are a foodie, you’re in
luck. The resort restaurants serve
exceptional regional dishes, as
well as Western cuisine. Allow
extra time at breakfast to enjoy
live musicians playing Balinese
bamboo xylophones and to try
the organic black quinoa and acai
porridge, and hot Pecatu breakfast.
Our departure from Jimbaran Bay
came too soon, and I longed for
more of this immersive feeling. So,
we called Uber (yes Uber! and it
cost just $160,500Rp or $12 USD)
and traveled ninety minutes up
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island to Four Seasons Resort Bali
at Sayan - located just outside the
popular Indonesian town of Ubud,
made famous by the movie Eat,
Pray, Love starring Julia Roberts.
Indonesia’s Ubud region is
magical. Landlocked in the middle
region on the island of Bali, it
has lush dense tropical forests,
meandering rivers, a quaint
town, interesting architecture
and genuine sensibility. Four
Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan
considered all of these elements of
Balinese culture, and then built a
Hugging the Ayung River, and
embracing the existing rice
fields, you know you have arrived
somewhere different, and special
and considerate, as you are
welcomed to the property by one
of the most awe-inspiring, jaw
dropping and famous pieces of
architecture in the world. Referred
to as the rice bowl (see photo on
page 92), you cross a wooden
bridge that seemingly floats over
the Sayan Valley and arrive at the
massive elliptical lotus pond that
is filled with Koi fish and water
lilies. It is masterful and alluring.
The resort has just 18 suites in the
pavilion and 42 private villas tucked
away amidst stunning natural
beauty. From the accommodation
to the dining rooms, everything
was done thoughtfully with rich
teak furniture and exotic hand
Our villa was so unique. The lotus
ponds and meditation area on
the roof (at street level) revealed
a staircase that led down to the
privacy of our riverfront Balinese
villa. Once again, the exquisitely
decorated bedroom and massive
spa bathroom were housed in one
building, next to an outdoor living
room with patio and private pool.
The design touches in the dining
and spa pavilion, including the
artwork, multi-story floating
staircase and Balinese antiquities
are worthy of your time.
A guide took us on the Rice
Bowl Journey Walk, showing us
around the 7-hectare property on
foot. It was a memorable way to
experience the working rice fields,
surrounding jungle, a thousand or
more bird species (along with a few
really big spiders!), river life and to
see the lotus petal Dharma Shanti
Bale for yoga and meditation.
The walk ended at the Sacred
River Spa, where I reveled in their
signature Rice and Spice treatment
that began with a body scrub using
organic rice flour and freshly
crushed wild ginger, followed by a
full body massage - during which
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time I was lulled to sleep by the
natural rhythmic melodies outside
the river-facing treatment room.
It is true.
Sunshine and tropical splendor
can be had at numerous resorts, in
many countries around the world.
However, I promise you... they
will not compare to this. Having
stayed at Four Seasons hotels
many times before, I thought I
knew what to expect. Wrong. Four
Seasons Resorts at Jimbaran Bay
and Sayan are other worldly - a
resort experience that provides
the amenities you want, but in a
setting that respects and honors
its regional culture and invites you
to come along, to open your mind
and heart to the Balinese way of
life. You really must go.
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The Case for Better Travel.
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JACKIE KENNEDY. A woman who defined a generation. A First
Lady who captivated the world. A mother who reinvented modern
parenting. A trend setter who stayed true to herself. A style maker.
by Josie Saldat
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In the spotlight of media and
politics, Jackie Kennedy paved a
pathway of her own – becoming a
timeless fashion icon. As the First
Lady in the arms of John F. Kennedy,
Jackie stood out from other iconic
women of the time for her polished
take on sixties fashion. To this day,
she is still internationally known as
“America’s most elegant First Lady”.
Born Jacqueline Lee Bouvier in
1929 in New York, Jackie spent
her early career years as a reporter
and photographer before marrying
Kennedy in 1953. With a jaw that
could cut diamonds and a neck
adorned in pearls, she always dressed
the part, making proper dressing
seem effortless from the moment
she became America’s leading
lady. It was not long before Jackie
Kennedy was noted as a defining
fashion trend setter of the 1960s.
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The “Jackie” look was everywhere
– big glasses, French couture and
exquisite shift dresses were imitated
worldwide. After pairing up with
American-based designer, Oleg
Cassini to create over 300 outfits,
Cassini earned his title as the First
Lady’s “Secretary of Style” for his
designs that contributed to her
iconic style. Jackie also popularized
designs by one of her former
classmates, Lilly Pulitzer. Jackie
Kennedy was featured in LIFE
magazine donning one of Pulitzer’s
shift dresses and it soon became
known as Pulitzer’s most famous
dress, “The Jackie Dress”. Jackie
Pearls are always
also favored French designers
Chanel, Givenchy and Dior.
Her signature style was achieved
with well-tailored skirts and
matching gloves that have been
adored for decades after her
departure from the White House.
One of her most recognizable
outfits was the pink skirt suit
and pillbox hat worn the day her
husband was assassinated. The suit
became a symbol of an extremely
dark day in American history.
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While off-duty on vacation, Jackie
Kennedy always seemed to capture
an essence of effortless perfection
at its very best – something any
woman would strive to acquire.
It was during her travels with
Kennedy to Central and South
America and Europe that she
became famous for her natural
beauty, travel style, knowledge of
languages and liberating sixties
style with capri pants and bare
feet. While traveling, Jackie also
conquered the simplistic power of
monochromatic, a look that she
embraced for many years to follow.
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Back home at the White House,
Jackie spent her days horseback
riding and being a pioneer at parenting
her children. Her humble
and down to earth approach to
life translated into her daily style
choices. It was inevitable that her
equestrian attire and matching outfits
with her children would gain
popularity for women in the 60’s.
With her voluminous coif, head
scarves and elbow length gloves,
Jackie marched through the Kennedy
era with class and impeccable
faultless frocks, making her one of
the best-dressed women of all time.
I am a
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MOMENT AT NYFW
MARC JACOBS SS 2017
Marc Jacobs wouldn’t know how to
orchestrate a boring fashion show - even
if you paid him to try. It is why we love
him. For Spring/Summer 2017, he threw
a heated rave on the catwalk at New
York Fashion Week, and it was intense
and frenetic and wonderful. Sky high
models sported candy cotton dreadlocks,
frothy short frocks, delicious denim, and
a dizzying array of coats including this
1970s inspired patchwork trench.
MARC JACOBS SPRING 2017
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